The 10th season of the Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series began in January and continues through April. The lineup of lectures by authors on biographies they’ve recently published features a fascinating array of historical and cultural icons.
March 19 Winston Churchill, by Jeremy Black: A History of the British Isles
March 26 The Pacific Admirals of World War II, by Walter R. Borneman: The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King – The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
April 2 Queen Elizabeth II, by Sally Bedell Smith: Elizabeth the Queen
April 9 Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, by Susan Cheever: My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson – His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous
April 11 Ernest Hemingway, by Paul Hendrickson: Hemingway’s Boat
April 16 Rasputin, by Joseph Fuhrmann: Rasputin: The Untold Story
April 18 Abraham Lincoln, by Michael Burlingame: Abraham Lincoln: A Life
April 23 Michelangelo, by William Wallace: Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man, and His Times
April 25 Madness and Greatness, by Nassir Ghaemi: A First-Rate Madness
Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium and are free to the public. Find more information and a lecture video archive at umw.edu/greatlives.